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« on: March 07, 2008 09:02:25 AM »

I cannot figure out why this just dawned on me.  For a long time I have been printing out hardcopies of the free patterns I like in case they are ever taken down.  Now that I am in danger of needing a BIG file cabinet to hold them all I figured out patterns saved on a disk take up less space.  What is wrong with me?  Am I really that slow?  I can work my way through almost any pattern set before me, no matter how complicated and yet it took me this long to figure this out.  Oh well.  I hope this saves someone else a trip to an office supply store to buy a file cabinet!
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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2008 09:15:18 AM »

Yeah, I always save web pages with patterns on them (or, if it's too graphic rich, I copy and paste the pic and the pattern text to Word and save it that way). I keep a flash drive with all my crochet and knitting patterns on them in my project bag so if I need a pattern, it's right there. But, if I'm actively working on something, I usually print the pattern out so I can take it with me if I'm not within reach of my computer.

Don't be too hard on yourself... it took me a while to figure out that saving patterns on the computer was better than printing them out  Huh
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2008 01:19:07 PM »

Even better, convert them to PDF files and burn them to a CD-Rom. I have a whole mess of the patterns saved on a CD and it hold up a lot. I'm up to two CD's now.
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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2008 12:32:12 PM »

Ooh, patterns on CD.  Rose, can you offer me some advice?  I have saved some patterns on Adobe Acrobat, so I think they are already in PDF format.  I don't want this to get too far off topic, so if the advice will be frowned upon in this forum, please PM me.

Thanks guys.
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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2008 02:42:50 PM »

How do you convert to pdf?
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2008 07:24:09 PM »

I usually go through a link from my job's webiste but you can use this.

Ooh, patterns on CD.  Rose, can you offer me some advice?  I have saved some patterns on Adobe Acrobat, so I think they are already in PDF format.  I don't want this to get too far off topic, so if the advice will be frowned upon in this forum, please PM me.

The only problem, that I've seen, is saying that someone's else is your own. I don't think that it would be wrong thing to save it. Just burn the pdf files on the CD.
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